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Republicans: Obama violating Constitution,
but little can be done about it

Fox News, by Staff

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Posted By:holding my nose again, 2/16/2014 12:04:09 PM

Washington Republicans on Sunday restated their argument that President Obama has violated the Constitution by using executive orders to alter the Affordable Care Act, but acknowledged they likely have no recourse or ability to stop another incident. Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, told “Fox News Sunday” that congressional Republicans think the president abused the government’s separation of powers by using the executive orders to sidestep Congress and delay the law’s employer mandate. “The president knows this is wrong.” - Sen. Mike Lee - However, he said critics would have a tough time winning in court because Congress lacks

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The RINO´s have 2 ways to deal with this: use the debt ceiling as leverage and impeachment. They don´t have the intestinal fortitude to use either.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds, 2/16/2014 12:11:14 PM     (No. 9734755)

Law suits, impeachment, followed by demanding he resign.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: fayebeck, 2/16/2014 12:15:08 PM     (No. 9734763)

At any truck driver lounge in America you will find more wisdom and intellectual thought about what to do about the Thug than any college faculty lounge or in the halls of congress.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: fishbone, 2/16/2014 12:16:05 PM     (No. 9734765)

OP, I must disagree. RINOs have only one way (bend over). The Conservatives have several but not enough real support. :-(

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Reply 4 - Posted by: aasilver, 2/16/2014 12:16:33 PM     (No. 9734766)

The RINOS are like a cowardly dog. When another dog is aggressive towards them, the RINOS rollover and play dead.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ledbythnose, 2/16/2014 12:16:50 PM     (No. 9734767)

I call BS. Soetoro is an accomplice to murder via Drone strikes, Benghazi and Fast and Furious. Not to even begin to mention the numerous other grievous Fraudulent acts he has committed. Any other person would have been arrested for all of this way before now.The problem is that the entire Government is corrupt beyond repair. It needs to be Nullified and started over. By ANY MEANS NECESSARY.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mark34, 2/16/2014 12:30:01 PM     (No. 9734778)

Violating the Constitution (the Separation of Powers) - can that be considered as "hurting" or an "injury" to ALL Americans, so that ANY American has legal standing to present the case? Maybe someone who knows more about the law than I do can shoot that idea down.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: JHBoatwright, 2/16/2014 12:38:34 PM     (No. 9734782)


And, also, nothing will be done when this 2nd Tern is "extended" by days/years/forever...........
There are no detains in the Current Constitution as to how to remove a President from the Oval Office who says "No, I won´r go".

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Reply 8 - Posted by: john56, 2/16/2014 12:43:13 PM     (No. 9734789)

But when (and if) there is ever a Republican president, even with a Republican congress, Democrats and their media whore friends will find many things they can do about it.



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Reply 9 - Posted by: brownshoepogue, 2/16/2014 12:50:05 PM     (No. 9734798)

There is plenty the can be done to address issues. The establishment republican are status quo, they try to pawn off that excuses equals action. Its OK with them to have the current state of affairs, in fact IMO, they rather enjoy it.
Being a bit older and having seen what was and could have been, I have no use for the herd of RINOs, their left wing of the rupublican party cohorts, nor the gop´s progressive extremists.
The current gop "leadership" has no inner strength, no fortitude, have no principles to which they would go all in for.
Putting myself in a younger person´s shoes, all I see are old, useless, tired, pampered, elitist opportunists trying to get re-elected. Pols of little integrity.
Nothing to inspire. The gop is rudderless and adrift. I am glad they cut the TP loose. I do not wish to stand in the ranks of such "men."

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Reply 10 - Posted by: planetgeo, 2/16/2014 12:50:52 PM     (No. 9734799)

Republicans: "Profiles in Eunuchism."

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Reply 11 - Posted by: strike3, 2/16/2014 12:51:29 PM     (No. 9734801)

These chicken-hearted weasels provide less incentive every day to go to the voting booth. One side is made up of incompetent, power-mad fools and the other side doesn´t have an ounce of courage among them.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: CleanhouseinDC, 2/16/2014 12:53:05 PM     (No. 9734802)

We can replace all of the use.ess Republicans in Congress and the Seante with representatives who will do something other than capitulate when the bad guys use the lily pulpit.

Is is why the Repubs will not win the Seante in 2014. Giving it to them will just make them come up with a new set of excuses why they can´t do what we want.

Useless


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Reply 13 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 2/16/2014 12:53:48 PM     (No. 9734803)

Quick! Somebody wake John Boehner up! Send him out in front of the cameras and all over the country making the kinds of blazing, impassioned, rousing political speeches and calls to action for which he is widely known!

Saddle up Mitch McConnell´s mount and hoist and strap him into the saddle, sending him off like Paul Revere to spread the alarm to all and sundry! Nobody can fire up a crowd like Mitch!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: nigella, 2/16/2014 12:55:50 PM     (No. 9734804)

This should read little WILL be done about it...

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Reply 15 - Posted by: JoniTx, 2/16/2014 1:01:04 PM     (No. 9734811)

There are no ´Allies´ in the press to aid the Republicans in this fight. All-out 24/7 press coverage is what is needed. Not available.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Coy860, 2/16/2014 1:01:17 PM     (No. 9734812)

Article V. A convention of ALL State legislatures. Remember, there were States before there was a Federal government.
It is obvious that Washington cannot and will not fix itself.
The States, the People must do it.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: MirJoy, 2/16/2014 1:07:48 PM     (No. 9734820)

Also, we are afraid.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: krause, 2/16/2014 1:11:26 PM     (No. 9734823)

I don´t think the founders thought about the possibility that a subversive could become president.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Grambo, 2/16/2014 1:11:41 PM     (No. 9734824)

Inability to find anywhere in America an individual sufficiently harmed by Obamacare to have legal standing is an absurdly risible excuse for the RINO’s doing nothing. Even if that were true, and it’s not, that doesn’t prevent the RINO’s from raising hell about Obama’s lawlessness, instead of pouting pathetically in the congressional cloak room.

And, if they’re really concerned about insufficient standing, how about a class action on behalf of 10 million layed off workers?

The RINO’s real concern is loss of A listing on the DC cocktail circuit and cloud of MSM slings and arrows.


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Reply 20 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 2/16/2014 1:12:31 PM     (No. 9734825)

It seems to me quite odd that damage needs to be shown to get the case into court. Presidents are not allowed to just make stuff up. When they do, it should be straight forward for it to be brought into a court and a legal decision made whether the presidential actions fall within law or not. As for standing, I would think any Rep. should have the standing to question whether the President was acting outside the law.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Tiger, 2/16/2014 1:14:57 PM     (No. 9734831)

All three branches of our government are out of control! God help us.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: mitzi, 2/16/2014 1:31:53 PM     (No. 9734844)

Congress is just as guilty ... where are all those "checks and balances" that we heard so much about during the Bush administration?

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Reply 23 - Posted by: eoddad, 2/16/2014 1:35:19 PM     (No. 9734850)

Why is there NO Republican attack on Democrats (Senate/House) up and down the line for protecting Obama. The drum beat should never stop, hit them over and over. Every interview the Republican should charge democrats for allowing this to happen. They keep keying on Obama and thats not going to work, if the drum beat gets loud enough they will turn on him for their own survival..

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Reply 24 - Posted by: PapaEd, 2/16/2014 1:52:35 PM     (No. 9734872)

#16 - right you are - I fly the Bonnie Blue to remind others that it is the states that should hold the power that so closely regulates our lives - not the fed, it is their job to make sure the states play nice and to keep the Nation safe - at an arm´s length from its citizens.

If this is the republican party of today, we need a new Republican Party - one that understands the Constitution as written and intended - not simply wanting it to fulfill their dreams of power.


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Reply 25 - Posted by: MissMann, 2/16/2014 1:53:33 PM     (No. 9734873)

How about making a stink about it? Rally the troops? Lead???

If someone doesn´t hand these has-beens a solution on a platter they throw up their hands.

They are worse than useless and it´s time for them to go.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: mfm, 2/16/2014 1:55:52 PM     (No. 9734874)

Pathetic...

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Reply 27 - Posted by: planetgeo, 2/16/2014 1:55:56 PM     (No. 9734875)

Please excuse my making a second comment, but I find it totally infuriating to keep hearing the utterly absurd excuse of lack of "standing" as a precondition for making a legal challenge here. EVERY American citizen has standing when it comes to the loss of a basic right enumerated in our constitution. EVERY American citizen is harmed.

There is no need to show a financial cost to the harm. Our life, liberty, and our pursuit of happiness is obstructed, subverted, and damaged. That´s enough to assert "standing."

If our courts, elected representatives, and government officials can´t understand that basic fact, they must be removed. Or else.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: MirJoy, 2/16/2014 1:59:17 PM     (No. 9734878)

p.s. I believe this is second post today where Fox News speaks of an "Affordable Care Act" - misnomer - there is only OBAMACARE!!

Never forget!


n.b. I apologize for my second post.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: dman, 2/16/2014 2:11:05 PM     (No. 9734890)

In keeping with the flow here: it´s not about options - it´s about the will to exercise them.

We need a new opposition party - spines required.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Packard Man, 2/16/2014 2:11:33 PM     (No. 9734891)

Ditto #6! I fail to see how Congress lacks standing to bring the case that the President is violating Separation of Powers by legislating from the Oval Office. The harm to the people of the U.S. is the usurpation of power.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: janylou, 2/16/2014 2:33:06 PM     (No. 9734919)

If we have three separate but equal branches of government, why do the supremes not act on this right now as well and tell Obomba he is out of line? Roberts especially should be speaking out since he was the one that allowed Obombacare to remain in law!

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Reply 32 - Posted by: littleorby, 2/16/2014 2:37:26 PM     (No. 9734926)

You´re right, of course, #2, but you must understand, facing Obama is hard, just HARD.

#16: I´ve begun to look forward to reading your thoughts.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: kanphil, 2/16/2014 3:25:50 PM     (No. 9734968)

"Little can be done about it" should be the official motto of the Republican party. I have been given many problems to solve in the business world. Had I used that line even once, I would have been fired out of hand.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Susannah, 2/16/2014 3:29:04 PM     (No. 9734970)

Please bear in mind that it´s Mike Lee who´s throwing in the towel here. Wasn´t he one of the heroes who stood beside Ted Cruz during the filibuster?

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Reply 35 - Posted by: mitzi, 2/16/2014 3:30:27 PM     (No. 9734972)

Those aren´t real Reppublicans. They are RINOs - or DIDs (Democrats in Disguise).

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Reply 36 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 2/16/2014 3:58:39 PM     (No. 9734995)

I got it, Boehner and McConnell are the GOP leaders, so let´s blame Mike Lee.

Talk about whistling past the graveyard.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: 2dogs, 2/16/2014 4:00:41 PM     (No. 9734997)

What a cop put, Lee. Even the ones we THINK are on our side aren´t really. It´s time for everyone to read Mark Levin´s book, The Liberty Amendments. Send it to your state legislator.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 2/16/2014 4:12:20 PM     (No. 9735002)

Of course the far-right solution is let the Senate stay in Dem hands - and with the filibuster a thing of the past, Obama will be able nominate any extremist he wishes to the supreme court. The system will continue to unglue.

That seems to be goal of the ´true conservative´ - bring the system crashing down and it will naturally rise from the ashes like a phoenix. These kitchen theoreticians don´t seem to understand that such a demise will take time - a lot of time - say a century. There is a lot resiliency left in our economic system. Not enough to save us but enough to drag out the pain a really long time. That will be about same the time it takes us to transform into a Mexico, and then into a Brazil, then Argentina and finally the far-left dream world, Venezuela. Then at least we can finally have those pitched battles in the streets. Bring lots of guns. The government armies will certainly have a lot.

As for next rising from the ashes, at least the TCs have the ashes part right.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: paral04, 2/16/2014 4:37:20 PM     (No. 9735023)

It seems to me if Congress can´t insist that they be involved in changing the law, we need to shut them down and save our money. No point in paying for their uselessness.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Bpl40, 2/16/2014 4:40:29 PM     (No. 9735026)

The ´law of the land´ gang at it again? They are going to call you a racist obstructionist anyway and lay the blame for all this mess on you regardless. So get some spine.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: trackman999, 2/16/2014 4:47:10 PM     (No. 9735036)

Article II section 4 . That´s what can be done about it.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: hamrman, 2/16/2014 5:12:57 PM     (No. 9735052)

Say what? Why don´t our Congress grow a set and do their jobs...can´t do anything about it...really?

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Bugboy, 2/16/2014 5:27:46 PM     (No. 9735071)

So, he´s saying the Constitution has no power?

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 2/16/2014 5:36:42 PM     (No. 9735080)

Impeachment is done in principle. The House could also censure the Kenyan fraud if they are too afraid of the political fallout. One thing they DAMN sure should do is charge Eric Holder with perjury and high crimes.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 2/16/2014 7:20:50 PM     (No. 9735144)

All they have to do is to shut off the money.

Don´t talk. Don´t strut around.

Just shut off the money. It´s not that hard.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: sanchin, 2/16/2014 8:33:06 PM     (No. 9735185)

Just shut it down! Walk Out and Disrupt! Expose the lies! Call out the cowards! Take a stand! Lead for once!!!.

Oh, never mind we are speaking to career politicians who are more interested in keeping their seats and feeding out of the hands of lobbyists, special interest groups, and major donors.

Russia intimidates us. China owns us. Terrorists living in the 19th century took away our freedoms, rights and courage. And a Marxist community organizer turned a great nation into a third world country run by a wanna be dictator. And "we the people" let all this happen on OUR watch.


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Reply 47 - Posted by: Muguy, 2/16/2014 9:44:26 PM     (No. 9735219)

Like diapers, these useless politicians in both parties need to be changed.

Throw the bums out!

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Reply 48 - Posted by: yorkiemom, 2/16/2014 9:50:06 PM     (No. 9735225)

You´re living in a dream world if you think anyone is going to do anything to the first black president. That includes any Republican - from McCain, liberal, to Ted Cruz, conservative.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 2/16/2014 11:49:19 PM     (No. 9735311)

Can´t or won´t ?

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Hi, everybody. For millions of Americans, this time of year holds great meaning. Earlier this week, we hosted a Passover Seder at the White House, and joined Jewish families around the world in their re-tellings of the story of the Exodus and the victory of faith over oppression. And this Sunday, Michelle, Malia, Sasha, and I will join our fellow Christians around the world in celebrating the Resurrection of Christ, the salvation he offered the world, and the hope that comes with the Easter season. These holy days have their roots in miracles that took place long ago. And yet, they still inspire us, guide us, and strengthen us today. They remind us of our

Ted Cruz, Invoking Reagan,
Angers GOP Colleagues
but Wins Fans Elsewhere

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Wall Street Journal, by Monica Langley    Original Article
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WASHINGTON--Rushing to an afternoon vote last month, Sen. Ted Cruz hopped the underground tram to the U.S. Capitol from his office across the street. The Texan planted his black ostrich cowboy boots in the middle of the small subway car without getting so much as a nod from the other senators--Republican or Democrat--amiably chatting or huddled in their seats. Mr. Cruz finds himself standing alone a lot these days. His response to the cold shoulders: "The establishment despised Ronald Reagan" before he became president, "but the people loved him." For the 43-year-old Republican, the Reagan name illuminates his political life´s

Stop dressing so tacky for church
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CNN, by John Blake    Original Article
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If the Rev. John DeBonville could preach a sermon to lift the souls of churchgoers across America, his message would be simple: Stop dressing so tacky for church. DeBonville has heard about the “come as you are” approach to dressing down for Sunday service, but he says the Sabbath is getting too sloppy. When he scans the pews of churches, DeBonville sees rows of people dressed in their Sunday worst. They saunter into church in baggy shorts, flip-flop sandals, tennis shoes and grubby T-shirts. Some even slide into the pews carrying coffee in plastic foam containers as if they’re going to Starbucks. “It’s like

Clintons celebrate Chelsea’s
pregnancy announcement

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New York Post, by Stephanie Smith    Original Article
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The Clintons had a busy night of celebrations after Chelsea announced she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are expecting a baby. Bill joined “House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey at the Revlon Rainforest Fund Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall Thursday, joking of Spacey’s Machiavellian character, “When I was president people accused me of murder all the time, made a show of investigating. Spacey’s president for 15 minutes and he gets away with murder.” Spacey, who sang during the event with Sting, Stephen Stills and James Taylor, also showed off his Johnny Carson impression, taking a swipe at the coverage of Flight

The Growing Financial Disaster of Obamacare
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Power Line, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
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President Obama asserts that 8 million people have signed up for Obamacare, as though that were something to be proud of. In fact, Obamacare has always been a fiasco from a fiscal perspective–a black hole of subsidies and expanded Medicaid, with largely fictitious mechanisms in place to pay for it. As the number of subsidized participants grows, the disaster gets worse. Charles Blahous explains: Our national discussion…is missing the truly significant story here; what is unfolding before our eyes is a colossal fiscal disaster, poised to haunt legislators and taxpayers for decades to come. It is quite possible that the ACA is

Gospel story of Jesus’ resurrection a
source of deep rifts in Christian religion

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Washington Post, by Kimberley Winston    Original Article
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“On the third day, he rose again.” That line, from the Nicene Creed, is a foundational statement of Christian belief. It declares that three days after Jesus died on the cross, he was resurrected, a glimmer of the eternal life promised to believers. It’s the heart of the Easter story in seven little words. But how that statement is interpreted is the source of some of the deepest rifts in Christianity — and a stumbling block for some Christians, and more than a few skeptics. Did Jesus literally come back from the dead in a bodily resurrection, as many traditionalist

What Really Happened at the Bay of Pigs
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Townhall, by Humberto Fontova    Original Article
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(You always hear and read of a “fiasco,” a “defeat” a “disaster” at the Bay of Pigs, 53 years ago this week. But you rarely hear about the cause. Here it is.) "They fought like tigers," writes the CIA officer who helped train the Cubans who splashed ashore at the Bay of Pigs 53 years ago this week. "But their fight was doomed before the first man hit the beach." That CIA man, Grayston Lynch, knew something about fighting – and about long odds. He carried scars from Omaha Beach, The Battle of the Bulge and Korea´s Heartbreak Ridge. But


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